Oakville shows blue jeans “From Workwear to Everywhere”

Oakville Museum has a great show on this summer “From Workwear to Everywhere” (July 19 – September 1, 12 – 7 p.m. weekdays, 12 – 5 p.m. weekends) at the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre. This past spring, curator Carolyn Cross asked local Oakvillians to share their stories and any vintage denim they might have tucked away for an exhibition about blue jeans. The resulting display follows the long history and meaning of blue jeans including social, political, even environmental aspects of the fabric. 

“We have stories that run from heartwarming to hilarious. Who knew denim could be so all-encompassing!” said Carolyn Cross in a recent article about the exhibition. We checked out the show last week and loved it (which means we will steal the idea for a future show at the FHM.) 

View of the exhibition From Workwear to Everywhere

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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